Broken Hope

Former Broken Hope Frontman Takes Own Life
Former Broken Hope Frontman Takes Own Life
On Jan. 20, Joe Ptacek, former vocalist for 1990s death metallers Broken Hope, died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 37, and news of his passing has shocked the Illinois metal community. The erstwhile band's former guitarist, Jeremy Wagner, broke the news to fans online, saying in a statement that it was "with profound sadness and shock that my fri
Dirge Within’s Shaun Glass Offers Sneak Peak Into ‘Force Fed Lies’
Dirge Within’s Shaun Glass Offers Sneak Peak Into ‘Force Fed Lies’
Dirge Within guitarist Shaun Glass has an extensive hard rock history. Having cut his teeth in the death metal band Broken Hope before moving on to the much more commercially accessible rock band Soil, from which he parted several years ago, Glass is doing his thing with his new band Dirge Within, who recently inked a deal with E1 Entertainment...